Brine Tanks

Brine Tanks for storage of brine which is a solution of salt and water and generally refers to Sodium Chloride (NaCl) and water (H2O).  These brine tanks are widely used in industry and electrolysis will produce a number of chemicals including Chlorine (Cl), Hydrogen (H)and Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH).  Sodium Hydroxide is used in the food industry, the manufacture of paper and also the water and wastewater sectors. Chlorine is widely used in the plastics industry and for purifying and disinfection.  In company with Hydrogen, Chlorine is also a major component in the manufacture of Hydrochloric Acid (HCl). As simple water and salt solution Brine is an effective Refrigeration Fluid due to the fact that the salt in the water lowers the freezing temperature of the solution and allows it to transport thermal energy. Other uses include as a de-icing fluid on public roads by local authorities.  Enduramaxx’s range of Brine Tanks comes in sizes from 100 litres up to 30,000 litres.

Brine Tanks For Food & Fish Processing

Brining is the process of applying brine to food and often used in cooking and the production of some foods.  Brining is often used in cooking meat and poultry as the meat is soaked in a brine solution for a period. This process helps the cooked meat stay moist by hydrating the cells of its muscle tissue before cooking through osmosis.

Some cheeses are washed in brine during production as the brine will add flavours to the cheese. The salt will also aid the growth of bacteria giving certain cheeses a unique odour and flavour such as Munster, Limburger and Raclette.

Salting is used in processing fish to extend its shelf life as the salt reduces water activity in the fish flesh, stopping microbial growth before significant spoilage takes place.

To ensure that the salt penetrates deep into the fish, brine is frequently used as sodium chloride diffuses through the fish flesh by dialysis and water is diffused out due to osmotic pressure between the brine and fish muscle solution.

Brine Tanks For Engineering

The production of some metals requires rapid cooling during the hardening process which water is often used but it often causes steam bubbles on the metal. A solution to this bubbling on the hot metal is to use brine.  Brine is used during the quenching process for a number of reasons as it can make better contact with the steel as NaCl increases the surface tension of water.

Brine Tanks For Road De-icing

Standard brine is a simple mixture of water and NaCL salt and often a salt brine is capable of being applied at temperatures as low as -20°C without freezing. For lower temperatures Calcium Chloride CaCl capable of temperatures as low as -50°C.

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